The Tantra on the Origin of All Rites of Tārā, Mother of All the Tathāgatas
Teaching the Samayas and Vows
Degé Kangyur, vol. 94 (rgyud ’bum, tsha), folios 202.a–217.a
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In this scripture of the Action Tantra genre, the Buddha gives instructions to the bodhisattva Mañjuśrī on the rituals and mantras associated with the goddess Tārā. The tantra includes a description of Tārā, a nine-deity maṇḍala and related initiations, and a litany of ritual practices associated with the four activities.
Translated by Samye Translations under the guidance of Phakchok Rinpoche. The translation was produced by Laura Dainty with the assistance of Khenpo Tsöndrü Sangpo. Oriane Lavolé checked the translation against the Tibetan and edited it. Paul Thomas checked all the mantras and their variants. Stefan Mang and Oriane Lavolé wrote the introduction.
The translation was completed under the patronage and supervision of 84000: Translating the Words of the Buddha.
Teaching the Samayas and Vows
The bodhisattva Youthful Mañjuśrī then scattered an inconceivable110 array of flowers—mandārava flowers, lotuses, water lilies, and many others—over the Blessed One, while a symphony of divine music resounded. He asked the Blessed One, “How are the samayas to be fulfilled?”
The Blessed One replied:
Thus spoke the Blessed One.
This was the thirty-fifth chapter, “Teaching the Samayas and Vows.”
Translated by the Indian preceptor Dharmaśrīmitra and the Tibetan translator and monk Chökyi Sangpo.
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